Friday, November 19, 2010

Such an Honor

I am thrilled to announce that my quilt, Orion Odyssey, was awarded an Honorable Mention in Thread Tails and Vapor Trails, the Navy quilting challenge to celebrate 100 years of Naval Aviation.
As you know, this quilt went through many changes and challenges as I put it together. There were moments of frustration and moments of celebration. Receiving this award makes me feel like it was worth every moment. Of course, life is like that too... changes, challenges, frustrations and celebrations and still worth every moment.

The winners in applique, mixed technique and embellished quilts are all listed on the Navy Quilts website. It is an impressive collection. David Taylor won the applique category. How fun to see my name along with his!

The quilts are traveling to air shows, military museums and other events around the country throughout 2011. Check out this map to see if they are coming near your home. (You must let me know you if go see them!)

It is quite moving to look at all the quilts and read the stories behind them. I'm quite thankful for the military people and the quilters who have touched my life.

12 comments:

Jackie said...

Congratulations, so well deserved!

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! That's fabulous news!

Gerrie said...

That is great, Deborah. Boo hoo - it is not coming to Oregon.

Brenda Gael Smith said...

It was so interesting to see how this quilt developed and your perseverence was rewarded. Congratulations!

Karen said...

Congratulations Deborah

Dale Anne Potter said...

CONGRATULATIONS Deborah! And, so deserving.
I enjoyed seeing the process.

Diane said...

Congratulations, Deborah! I am not surprised that this beautiful quilt has won an award!

Diane D. said...

Congratulations - a well deserved honor!

Kristin L said...

Congratulations. :-)

Connie said...

Definitely a well deserved award. Congratulations.

Michele said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful! My husband and I loved it. What a tribute to your husband, Naval Aviation, and the P-3 community. Thank you for providing the link to the other winners. All of the quilts are amazing!

Melly Testa said...

They are coming to Jones Beach during Fleet Week! Congratulations Deborah, it is a beautiful and well made and thought out piece.